Are you a Stanford graduate student or post-doc who’s interested in combining outreach with a chance to talk about your work with a diverse audience?

Learn how to share your passion for science with others

The Generation Science Conference aims to create opportunities for engagement between Stanford scientists and the community. This year’s conference will be held on April 21, 2018 and will serve an audience of community college student attendees interested in STEM careers.

Stanford graduate students and postdocs can choose to present either a talk or an infographic poster representing their research. To participate in either session, students must commit to a workshop series where they will learn how to craft a narrative describing their research, put together a final presentation or infographic poster, and receive feedback. Scroll down to learn more about each of these opportunities.


Speaker Series with The Dish on Science, NeuWrite West, and Stanford’s Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Abstract submission has closed. Selected speakers will be notified by Monday, March 26th.

Students who are selected for a talk will attend a workshop on how to design a talk for a general audience and work with the Hume Center’s oral communication tutors to make their talks more accessible to the students attending the conference.

If you’re interested in giving a talk, consider how your research can be contextualized within our theme of “The Next Generation” – How will your work make the world a better place for the next generation? Are you developing next-generation techniques that will change the course of your field? Make a case for your interpretation and we’ll be happy to hear it!


Infographic Workshop Series with Science Teaching through Art (STAR)

Infographics allow scientists to transform their research into a fluid and compelling 2-dimensional art piece. Whether by drawing a diagram, comic strip, or creating an interactive piece, the infographic gives scientists incredible flexibility and provides a platform to walk your audience through your research story. The Science Teaching through Art (STAR) Infographic Workshop Series helps researchers of all levels tell the story of their science using this powerful combination of verbal and visual communication.

The program begins with interactive workshops where you learn storytelling and design from experts in science communication. You will then create a beautiful poster to share with local students at the Generation Science Conference and beyond. These are fun, informal settings where you can practice the skills you learn in the workshops, share your research with the public, and inspire the next generation of researchers. Students who complete this workshop will be automatically eligible to present their infographic poster at our poster session during the Generation Science Conference.

Applications for the infographic workshop are now closed. If you you are still interested in participating, consider giving a talk (see above).